Press releases outnumber officials’ public appearances

Statistical bulletins also rank as most published document annually

Central banks issued more press statements than the number of public appearances made by senior officials in the past year, the Communications Benchmarks 2024 shows.

The average number of senior officials’ public appearances is 74.3. But on average, communications departments produced 186.3 press releases. While appearances range from 400 to just two, press releases range from 2,065 to three.

An analysis of a related dataset from respondents shows that central banks also produced more statistical

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account